IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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are available to all infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The use of the term peer-reviewed research, on the other hand, reflects the requirement in section 636(d)(4) of the Act, which provides that an IFSP must include a statement of the specific early intervention services, based on peer-reviewed research (to the extent practicable), that are necessary to meet the unique needs of the child and the family to achieve the results or outcomes as required by these regulations. Finally, with regard to the comment requesting that the Department define
the term “practicable” in both §§303.112 and 303.344(d)(1),
it is the Department’s position that this change is not
necessary. In the context of these regulations, the term has its plain meaning (i.e., feasible and possible). As
used in §303.112, ensuring that “appropriate early
intervention services are based on scientifically based
research, to the extent practicable” means that services
and supports should be based on scientifically based research to the extent that it is feasible or possible, given the availability of scientifically based research concerning a particular early intervention service.
Comment: Some commenters suggested revising §303.112 to
require States to ensure that early intervention services